Top Quality Engagement Rings: Selecting The Metal

The topmost quality jewelry metals that you can choose or use for a top quality engagement ring with some real worth/value are the precious metals. The precious metals include platinum, gold, palladium and silver.

To know if the engagement ring you have selected for your fiancé/fiancée is a top quality ring, you will simply need to determine if the ring contains a precious metal or a valuable natural gemstone or both.

If you however want to create a top quality custom engagement ring, you will need to use a precious metal(s) or a valuable natural gemstone(s) or both as part of the components for the ring. You can learn more about creating custom engagement rings at Custom Engagement Rings For Her And You.


A Top Quality Platinum Engagement Ring
Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum

Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum



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You can also learn more about choosing the right type of gemstone for top quality engagement rings too at Top Quality Engagement Rings: Choosing The Right Gemstone.

You can generally get some ideas on how to choose an engagement ring with a top quality precious metal(s) or how to choose top quality precious metals with the following tips.


Getting Some High Quality Ring Metal

The more the precious metal(s) that is in an engagement ring, the more valuable the ring will be.

Gold is measured in karats (K) and 24K is pure gold. Jewelry metals are usually alloyed with some other type of metals in order to make them stronger and usable for jewelries, hence you will generally find engagement rings in karats of gold that are less than 24K (100% gold), this applies to other types of jewelry metals too.


A Top Quality Gold Engagement Ring
Champagne Diamond Gold Engagement Ring

Champagne Diamond Gold Engagement Ring



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For example, a 14K, 16K, 18K or 22K gold engagement ring will contain 14, 16, 18 and 22 parts in gold and the other parts, that is, 10, 8, 6 and 2 in some other metal alloys.

Other types of metals are generally expressed in percentages. Gold karats can be expressed as a percentage too, for instance a 14K, 16K, 18K or 22K gold engagement ring contains approx. 58%, 66%, 75% and 91% of gold respectively too.

High quality engagement rings will typically contain 95% platinum, 95% palladium and 92.5% of silver as metal content. The silver metal content of any engagement ring (or jewelry piece) that is up to 92.5% is usually referred to as sterling silver.

Generally, platinum is the most expensive precious metal out of the four most common precious metals that are used for creating engagement rings (and other types of jewelries), this is then followed by gold, palladium and silver, in that order. Hence silver is usually the cheapest precious metal you can get with an engagement ring.


A Top Quality Palladium Engagement Ring
Diamond & Sapphire Engagement Ring

Diamond & Sapphire Engagement Ring



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Engagement Rings With Some Real Worth/Value

The real worth/value of an engagement ring is the total sum of the real worth/value of the precious metal and/or valuable natural gemstone it contains.

In most cases, the valuable natural gemstones in top quality engagement rings will most likely form the larger share of the worth or value of such rings, you can however have or add some real and substantial worth/value to an engagement ring too with a precious metal(s).

You can learn more about how to get or create an engagement ring with some real worth/value at Finding The Perfect Engagement Ring.


A Top Quality Silver Engagement Ring
Diamond Peridot Sterling Silver Engagement Ring

Diamond Peridot Sterling Silver Engagement Ring



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The details of an engagement ring metal content should generally be a part of the description of the ring on a jeweler/store’s website, catalog etc. However, if such details are not available with the ring you may be interested in, you can simply ask the jeweler/store directly for it before you buy.

If you are creating a custom engagement ring, you can also ask your custom jewelry designer too for the details of the metals in your ring.

You may want to review each of the engagement rings on this page by clicking on them, in order to see the percentages of their precious metal content and some of their other details too.


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